Dec 11, 2012 – Oyo State Technical University In Ibadan Approved By NUC
Indigenes of Oyo State rolled out drums and gongs over the weekend as the National Universities Commission (NUC) finally approved the take-off of their solely owned Technical University in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The letter of recognition for the first Technical university in Nigeria was presented to the Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi by the Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Julius Okojie in Abuja over the weekend.
Commenting, Ajimobi said, “Oyo state has always been a pacesetter. We started the first university in Nigeria and now we are setting up the first and
unique technical university in Nigeria… We already have a location by the Ibadan expressway and the first intakes will start academic activities in September 2013.”
Ajimobi added that the approval of the technical school will assist in accelerating the nation’s technological advancement and at the same time champion the course of national development.
Nigeria now has 125 universities with this approval, which include- 50 privately-owned, 38 state-owned and 37 federal universities.